EghtesadOnline: Insurance companies have stopped offering third party vehicle insurance to new vehicles produced by SAIPA, Iran's second-largest automaker, due to the carmaker’s pattern of failure to settle its mountain of debts.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian government plans to sell off its share in the two major automotive companies: Iran Khodro (IKCO) and SAIPA.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian car manufacturer SAIPA has signed a research and development agreement with the University of Tehran to use academic potentials for boosting the key sector.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian car company SAIPA and its Syrian partner SIVECO are to produce the Chinese-derived sedan Brilliance H330 in Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Homs and Hama.
EghtesadOnline: Pars Khodro, a subsidiary of Iranian car company SAIPA, reportedly presold 36,000 Renault cars which it now says it cannot deliver because the new US sanctions have disrupted the supply of parts.
EghtesadOnline: To help again rescue the dysfunctional local auto industry, the Central Bank of Iran agreed last month to lend €844 million to the two main companies, Iran Khodro and SAIPA.
EghtesadOnline: An estimated 10,000 containers of imported auto parts are stuck in Iranian customs warehouses ostensibly because local automotive companies Iran Khodro and SAIPA are unable or unwilling to get clearance for the goods.
EghtesadOnline: As car prices keep rising as never before, the two main Iranian auto companies, Iran Khodro and SAIPA, launched what they call are ‘special sales’, selling their cars like hotcakes.
EghtesadOnline: The government will lend money to two local auto companies, Iran Khodro and SAIPA, to the tune of 40 trillion rials ($333 million). The bailout is for paying part of the carmakers’ mounting debt to local parts makers.
EghtesadOnline: When it comes to higher-ups and top jobs SAIPA’s revolving door keeps on turning at unusual speed. On Sunday, Mohammad Reza Soroush was removed from his post as CEO barely after four months in the job and was replaced by Mirjavad Soleimani.